Company Overview

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Status:
Acquired by Google
Founded:
June 18, 1986
Founders:
Azhar Khan, Burak Gokturk, Munjal Shah
Employees:
22,145,854
Headquarters:
San Mateo, CA
Funding:
$47.3M
Categories:
Photography, Search
Description:
Like.com is a visual search engine that allows users to find similar products on the web and compare their prices.

Detailed Description

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Unlike most other image search engines (including Google image search), like.com indexes images based on more than simple metadata and tags. Using Riya's image recognition technology, like.com can search through a library of products and find ones similar to the look of any selected product. Users can shop for shoes, bags, watches, jewelry, clothes and much more without even typing in search terms if they choose.

For image search queries Like.com matches users' searches with similar or identical objects by comparing each object's visual signature. These signatures are mathematical representations of images using 10,000 variables .Currently there are two ways to search Like.com with at least one more planned for the future. Users can click on products displayed on the Like.com page to find similar products, or users can type in a descriptive phrase. Typing "Collar Long Sleeve Shirt" will prompt Like.com to translate those descriptive words into mathematical variables which constitute an object's visual signature and then find similar signatures.

In the future, Like.com will allow users to upload images as search queries expanding the number of possible searches to any product image online.

Current Team (4)

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Past Team (13)

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Board Members and Advisors (4)

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Products (2)

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    Like.com

    Unlike most other image search engines (including Google image search), like.com indexes images...
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    Riya

    Riya was a facial recognition service that first launched in late 2005. It was deadpooled in...

Acquisitions (1)

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Investors (8)

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    SV Angel

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    BlueRun Ventures

    Early stage investor
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    Bay Partners

    Bay Partners is a venture capital firm based in Menlo Park, California. Founded by John...
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    Leapfrog Ventures

    They believe that the most successful company in any industry gains a disproportionately higher...
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    Menlo Ventures

    Capital for consumer & Enterprise Tech
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    Crosslink Capital

    Crosslink Capital is a leading stage-independent venture capital and growth equity firm with over...
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Offices/Locations (1)

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  • San Mateo Office

    3 Waters Park Drive

    San Mateo, CA 94403

    USA

Competitors (5)

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Images (2)

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